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We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring aviation maintenance to a screen very near you ... For over 100 years, aviation has captured the world's imagination and inspired many to soar higher and faster in search of adventure and service of mankind. It's a great drama with many great actors — from the pilot's seat to the mechanic's work station to the passenger cabin. Telling that story is central to ARSA's mission.
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Take Action: Recognize Outstanding Aviation Professionals
Nominations are open for the General Aviation (GA) Awards Program. Help an outstanding colleague gain the recognition he or she richly deserves.
Getting ARSA Off the Hill — Murphy to Chromalloy's HQ and Center of Excellence
On Aug. 4, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) received a firsthand look at Chromalloy's headquarters and Engineering Center of Excellence in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Murphy, a member of the House Financial Services and House Small Business Committees, learned about the aviation maintenance industry's economic footprint in his congressional district and the need for lawmakers to refrain from micromanaging job creating companies in the sector.
Extension Granted: Aviation Maintenance Profession Advisory Circular
The FAA is soliciting industry input on draft Advisory Circular (AC) 65-30B entitled "Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession." In response to ARSA's Aug. 26 request, the FAA has granted a 90-day extension. The new deadline to comment on the draft AC is December 10, 2014.
ARSA is a Responsible Adult! Help Celebrate the Association's 30th Birthday!
ARSA is 30 years old — seasoned and experienced — and can live long and prosper with great, active members like you. After all, once you're over the hill, you pick up speed.
Aviation Workforce: Filling Jobs is a Big Job
Maintaining a world-class workforce is an everyday challenge for ARSA's members. Repair stations invest heavily in finding the right people, with the right skills and certifications and keeping them current on regulatory and technical issues.
Aviation Resources: Government-Provided Training
We know ARSA's training center is your first stop for regulatory compliance, business development, and operations knowledge. However, government agencies across the world provide training and educational resources that can help your business manage international regulatory burdens and thrive in the global marketplace.
To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit our ARSA Works page.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Freedom of Information Act Request
ARSA is always looking to expand its members' business opportunities. While no one is certain how the FAA will regulate the design, production, operation and maintenance of unmanned aircraft systems, there is no doubt the agency considers them aircraft.
New Repair Station Rule
The FAA has issued a final rule amending 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 145. The rule's effective date is November 10, 2014.
Hotline Throwback — Ten Rules for Good Media Relations
Properly engaging the media requires the careful management of relationships. By knowing who reporters are, what they need, and how you can work with them, you will be able to ensure your office is always a part of the story. Once you are in contact with a reporter, how do you ensure the most valuable use of each other's time?
Adventures in Rulemaking
The new repair station rule goes into effect November 10. In releasing this final rule, the FAA essentially gutted its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to which ARSA submitted comments in 2012.
What Happens in the Media, Doesn't Stay There
Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher starts with a truth you already knew: despite ARSA's best efforts, the agenda on Capitol Hill is driven not by good public policy, but by politics and perception. Know what you can do to get the industry in the driver's seat.
Regulators Must Hear Your Voice
Andrew Langer provides a special edition from his series on the regulatory state to discuss the importance of notice and comment periods for agency proposals. In a "docket" full of comments, yours may be the only one that catches a particular error that can devastate an industry.
Final Documents/Your Two Cents
This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, Advisory Circulars, and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members. To view the list, click here.
Legal Waypoints — Website Content Not Mere Puffery
Steven Pazar explores a regular achievement for modern business: the launch of a new website. What happens when content from that website, which was meant to express the superlative value of a product to potential customers, is used in a lawsuit against the company?
I Need a DER — Or Do I? Part III — History and Types of Delegations
A history lesson from Peter Lauria to help answer some questions: "Why do I need a DER? Why can't I go directly to the FAA?"
"Teaching You How to Fish" — Effectively Engaging Congress
According to Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher, "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu," so take 20 minutes right now to find out how to get your company to the table.
Member Spotlight — Aircraft Electric Motors, Miami Lakes, Florida
Aircraft Electric Motors was established in 1972 by a core of knowledgeable aviation professionals. Since then, the company has provided the absolute best in the rewind and repair of all types of aircraft electrical components.
Have You Seen this Person? — David A. Lombardo, Aviation International News
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at David A. Lombardo, senior editor for Aviation International News.
Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted membership rate for your next membership term.
Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
Check out ARSA's menu of advertising opportunities for ARSA.org, the hotline, and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
Exhibit, Sponsor the 2015 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
A Member Asked ...
Q: The principal maintenance inspector (PMI) assigned to our company has become almost impossible to work with and our company wants him replaced. Is there a procedure that allows for us to request something like this?
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE TRAINING
Test your knowledge on §§ 145.159, 160 ratings.
ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association's member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize AVMRO.ARSA.org.
Industry and International News Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities, as well as through civic engagement. You can explore these stories through ARSA's Dispatch news portal.
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